The “UniTeam” tandem of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio kept their hold of the top spots in the OCTA Research Team’s presidential and vice-presidential surveys.

The research group’s surveys were conducted from April 22 to 25. There were 2,400 respondents.

Marcos was selected by 58 percent of the respondents and had the most votes in each Metro Manila (46 percent), Balance Luzon (59 percent), the Visayas (62 percent) and Mindanao (50 percent).

Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo placed second overall with 25 percent, a two-point increase in voter preference from the April 2 to 6 OCTA survey.

Robredo got the second-highest numbers in Balance Luzon (28 percent) and the Visayas (28 percent) and third-highest in Mindanao (12 percent).

Domagoso ranked third with 8 percent, with 32 percent of the survey respondents in Metro Manila selecting him.

Sen. Manny Pacquiao got 5 percent of the votes. He placed second in Mindanao with 18 percent.

Completing the top 5 in the presidential survey was Sen. Panfilo Lacson with 2 percent.

Duterte-Carpio got 56 percent to top the vice-presidential survey. The president’s daughter obtained the highest numbers in Metro Manila (48 percent), Balance Luzon (49 percent), the Visayas (61 percent) and her home region Mindanao (82 percent).

Senate President Vicente Sotto III was second with 22 percent, followed by Robredo’s running mate Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan at third with 16 percent.

OCTA’s surveys had a 2-percent margin of error. John Ezekiel J. Hirro